<br /> Lee Letter: wl156

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Aaron H. Pierson
Recipient: Robert E. Lee

Sir:

I send my son, A. Howell Pierson, to your institution. Although 18 years old, his opportunities for education have been small, owning to the late war depriving this section of schools and he being himself in the service. His knowledge of the following branches is limited, grammar, rhetoric, geography. I do not believe he can enter any other class than one in the preparatory department. I wish him to study only Latin besides the ordinary English branches. I particularly desire that his time be shall be fully employed and entirely devoted to his studies.

Not having any circular or other means of knowledge of your terms, I can only at present offer an advance on his years expenses of $200. You will oblige me by sending me a circular or Catalogue With sentiments of high respect

I remain your servt

Aaron H. Pierson

Notes:

Robert E. Lee CollectionLeyburn Library, Washington and Lee University

Endorsed by Lee: “Louisiana 15 May 1866 Aaron H. Pierson In reference to Son 27th June Ansd.”